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The Season Of The Warlock

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Adventure
Developer: enComplot

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'The Weird Story of Waldemar The Warlock' Announced, Seeks Crowd Funding - Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2014 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT

The Season Of The Warlock is a weird horror comedy adventure game inspired by the gothic tale tradition, with two storylines to choose from.

Our adventure is set in the fictitious realm of Groldavia.  Once upon a time ruled by a  fiendish  feudal lord (Starosta) called Waldemar Gorobec, this is a country steeped in legends. 

One of the myths surrounding Waldemar is that he was a warlock of unimaginable power and cruelty, until finally he was betrayed by his closest apprentices and burned at the pyre by a frenzied populace…

Centuries later, his life and work form the subject of devoted study for Alistair Ainsworth, an english lord obsessed with the occult. He is so immersed in his research that he has set up his living quarters at the old castle that used to belong to the  fabled necromancer, with the sole company of Nigel, his loyal, if somewhat rascally,  butler.

Spanish studio enComplot has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the development of The Weird Story of Waldemar The Warlock and is looking for £40,000 to complete the game.

Both of them will soon be up to their noses in the mysteries  hidden within the ancient walls of the castle which seem to emanate from the imposing and compelling portrait of the warlock himself. This painting appears to be the depositary of Waldemar´s errant soul, a soul that is still yearning to carry out its grisly vengeance and that will present Lord Alistair with an offer he will not be able to resist.. or will he?

Groldavia is a region full of superstition and obscurantism. Its landscapes are rough and uneven, and steeped in cold winds and melancholic fog. The storms are dramatic and terrifying, and, they provide the perfect ambience to tell tales such as The Weird Story of Waldemar The Warlock…

But among all the dismal places in Groldavia, surely the castle where our story takes place is the very epicentre of all curses and fear. All those who have dared to rent the huge edifice have either left in a great hurry or disappeared in mysterious circumstances. It is thanks to this that Lord Alistair has been able to pick it up for a modest price, and for him the place is ideal! 

His study is spacious, the kitchen is huge and well equipped, as are the stables… and, he can finally walk the same rooms as his admired Waldemar! Breathe the same air! Speak to the same stones! Soak up his essence and finally complete his grand essay on the most notorious necromancer of all times!

We have designed The Weird Story.. in such a way that it can be played more than once. Many adventure games are truly finished when you reach their conclusion, but here you have the possibility of playing it all over again, as it has two completely different plot lines that result in two different gaming experiences:

  • Lord Alistair  follows the beckoning of evil  and becomes the new dark lord of Groldavia. He searches for the traitors and visits the warlock´s retribution upon them, killing them with his own hands and without leaving a trace.
  • Lord Alistair decides to oppose Waldemar´s ghost and engages in a struggle to rid the world of him forever.

Each of these options will lead you to a separate full length game, with new puzzles and characters. And both will be great fun to play, for why would we bother otherwise?

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